Go to the desktop instead of Start when signing in

This policy setting allows users to go to the desktop instead of the Start screen when they sign in.

If you enable this policy setting, users will always go to the desktop when they sign in.

If you disable this policy setting, users will always go to the Start screen when they sign in.

If you don't configure this policy setting, the default setting for the user's device will be used, and the user can choose to change it.

Supported on: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 only
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
Value NameGoToDesktopOnSignIn
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value2

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